Michael Nicolas

Monday, May 16, 2016, 6pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

This event has ended.

Bring a friend, grab a drink, and join some of today’s most interesting performers onstage at Miller Theatre on select evenings.

Cellist Michael Nicolas enlists some of his longtime collaborators, including composer Annie Gosfield, to bring this repertoire to Miller audiences. This Pop-Up explores the cello in relation to electronics and computer music, pairing one of the most traditionally classical instruments with its singularly contemporary counterpoint. In flexura, composer Jaime Oliver accompanies Nicolas on MANO controller, an electronic instrument of his own design that uses video to track hand movement to create sound.

All Pop-Up Concerts start at 6 p.m. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, and doors open at 5:30 p.m.



Repertoire

  • Mario Davidovsky Synchronisms No. 3 (1964) 
  • Annie Gosfield Four Roses ...and a Five-Spot (1997/2015)
  • David Fulmer Speak of the Spring (2015) 
  • Jaime E. Oliver flexura (2015) 
  • John Zorn Bagatelles (2015)